Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points

| August 14, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,362 views
Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -1

Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points )In a depression superior to the external occipital protuberance, approximately 2.5 cun superior to the posterior hairline or 1.5 cun superior to ➞ Du-16.
How to find
First, locate the external occipital protuberance (➞3.1.5), which forms a hump-shaped projection on the posterior surface of the occipital bone. Next, locate Du-17 on the posterior midline, in a depression directly superior to the protuberance. This corresponds to a distance of approximately 2.5 cun superior to the posterior hairline (➞ 3.1.5).
➞ Du-16 is located directly inferior to the protuberance, whereas ➞ BL-9 is located 1.3 cun lateral to Du-17.
Needling
0.5–1 cun transversely (subcutaneously) in an inferior or superior direction. Moxibustion controversial.

Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -3

Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -3

Actions/Indications
● Dispels Wind
● Opens the channel
● Benefits the eyes
● Calms the shen
Special features
Meeting point with the BL channel

Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -2

Du-17 Brain’s Door NAOHU - Acupuncture Points -2

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